Toni Servillo

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Toni Servillo
Toni Servillo.jpg
Toni Servillo (right) with President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano
Born Toni Servillo
(1959-01-25) 25 January 1959 (age 55)
Afragola, Italy
Occupation Actor
Years active 1987–present

Toni Servillo (born 25 January 1959 in Afragola, Province of Naples) is an Italian television and film actor and director of theater and opera.

Biography[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Servillo was born 25 January 1959 in Afragola, Campania, the brother of musician Peppe Servillo. Since the 1960s he has lived in Caserta, also in Campania, with his wife.

Career[edit]

His international breakthrough roles came in 2008 as Giulio Andreotti in Il Divo and Roberto's boss, Franco in Gomorrah. Both films were nominated in the Golden Palm awards.

He also directed famous theatrical opera like Il marito disperato by Cimarosa and Fidelio by Beethoven for the San Carlo Opera House in Naples and Boris Godunov by Modest Mussorgsky at the Teatro São Carlos in Lisbon, where in 2003 he also staged Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss.

In 2013, Servillo was selected as best actor at the 26th European Film Awards for his appearance in Paolo Sorrentino's film The Great Beauty.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1987 L'homme qui plantait des arbres Narrator (Italian version) Short film
1992 Morte di un matematico napoletano Pietro
1993 Rasoi il guappo
1997 I vesuviani (segment "La Salita") Nominated—Nastro d'Argento for Best Actor
1998 Teatro di guerra Franco Turco
2001 One Man Up Antonio Pisapia Angers European First Film Festival - Jean Carment Award
Nominated—David di Donatello for Best Actor
Nominated—Nastro d'Argento for Best Actor
Red Moon Amerigo
2004 The Consequences of Love Titta di Girolamo David di Donatello for Best Actor
Nastro d'Argento for Best Actor
Nominated—European Film Award – People's Choice Award for Best Actor
Notte senza fine Salem
2005 Incidenti Narrator (Voice only)
Sabato, domenica e lunedì Peppino Priore Television film
2007 Il pianto della statua The Statue (Voice only)
The Girl by the Lake Giovanni Sanzio David di Donatello for Best Actor
Nastro d'Argento for Best Actor
64th Venice International Film Festival - Pasinetti Award
Lascia perdere, Johnny! Maestro Domenico Falasco
2008 Gomorrah Franco Italian Golden Globe Award for Best Actor
Il Divo Giulio Andreotti David di Donatello for Best Actor
Nastro d'Argento for Best Actor
Golden Ciak for Best Actor
European Film Award for Best Actor (also for Gomorrah)
Non chiederci la parola The Statues (Voice only)
2010 Gorbaciof Gorbaciof
Noi credevamo Giuseppe Mazzini
A Quiet Life Rosario Russo 5th Rome Film Festival - Marc'Aurelio d'Argento for Best Actor
Nominated—Nastro d'Argento for Best Actor
2011 The Jewel Ernesto Botta Nominated—Nastro d'Argento for Best Actor
2012 Dormant Beauty Uliano Beffardi
È stato il figlio Nicola Ciraulo
2013 Viva la libertà Enrico Oliveri e Giovanni Ernani Golden Ciak for Best Actor
Nominated—David di Donatello for Best Actor
The Great Beauty Jep Gambardella David di Donatello for Best Actor
Special Nastro d'Argento (also for Dormant Beauty and Viva la libertà)
European Film Award for Best Actor
Golden Ciak for Best Actor
Nominated—Italian Golden Globe Award for Best Actor

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Winners 2013". European Film Awards. European Film Academy. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 

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